At Warner Bros., we understand the importance of facilitating a culture that values personal well-being as much as productivity.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Sometimes asking for help is a difficult step, so to make it as easy as possible, we offer confidential, short-term counseling and support for employees and household family members through a free employee assistance program. Employees can also call for help with legal and financial concerns, weight loss management or child and elder care options.
Warner Bros. offers on-site child care (with limited enrollment), and a back-up care service is provided for employees’ use when their regular childcare is unavailable. The state-of-the-art Warner Bros. Children’s Center in Burbank offers high-quality child care for children aged three months to pre-kindergarten and has been ranked among the top 10 percent of all child care facilities nationwide. In addition, all employees can participate in an assistance program that offers referral services for finding day care options and nannies.
For employees working in U.S. locations, Warner Bros. offers long-term back-up and emergency care options for children and adults through their Back-up Care Advantage Program.
ADOPTION AND SURROGATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Our adoption and surrogate assistance program helps pay for some of the costs of adopting a child or having a child through a surrogate by reimbursing employees on a pre-tax basis for certain adoption-related expenses.
Warner Bros. offers 10 weeks of paid leave for the birth mother or adopted child’s primary parental caregiver and two weeks of paid leave for secondary parental caregivers. In addition, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period (some state laws may provide additional leave). FMLA is available for a serious health condition; to care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition; the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child; or if a family member in the U.S. military is called to active duty.
In an effort to assist employees in leading healthy lifestyles, employees at the Burbank location have access to the Warner Bros. Studios Fitness Center, a 10,000 square-foot, on-site fitness facility. Membership includes access to state-of-the-art resistance and cardiovascular equipment, an outdoor basketball court and a wide selection of group exercise classes, including yoga and spinning.
TIME WARNER FIT NATION
Time Warner Fit Nation, a company wellness initiative, offers employees many ways to get involved in healthy activities and stay active. Time Warner Fit Nation strives to increase employees’ well-being, spark awareness in their physical lifestyle and create camaraderie – all contributing to a fun and healthy work culture. Participants have access to tools and resources such as training regimens, subsidized entry fees for local races, pedometers and jerseys.
Warner Bros. invests in services and education to help keep our employees healthy. Each month, we provide information to our employees about health and wellness through screenings, awareness campaigns and one-hour seminars which allow employees to gain valuable information to help address common life stressors. We invite subject matter experts to educate employees on topics such as aging, tax preparation, identity theft prevention, time management, parenting, graduate school programs and many others.
Currently, five in-depth recurring series cover: Eldercare, Financial Education, College Admission Preparation, Information Security, and Health and Wellness.